Frosty Aquathlon

Next Race: 06/03/2022

Littlehampton Wave, Sea Road – Littlehampton BN16 2NA

The Frosty Aquathlon is a well-established, open to all and highly popular swim/run race. It starts and finishes at The Littlehampton Wave (postcode BN16 2NA) on the West Sussex south coast. The Frosty is traditionally held on the first Sunday in March and many competitors view it as an annual curtain raiser to their new season and to find out how successful their winter training has been.

As the name suggests, it can be cold and we have even seen snow. But don’t worry, the swim is indoors and the transition at pool side, which means that you can pull on your trainers and get ready for the run in the warm.

2020 was a significant milestone for the Frosty as it was the event's 25th anniversary and held in our new home pool - The Littlehampton Wave. Built on the same site, so the run route remains the same, around the adjoining boating lake and along the seafront promenade. 

We offer two distances:

  • The Frosty:      800m pool swim and 10k run
  • The Frostbite: 400m pool swim and 5k run

Entries are available on-line. The entry fee for both races are the same.

  • £30.00 for BTF members
  • £35.00 for non-BTF members.

Alongside your entry fee, we asking whether you would like to make a small donation to Cancer United , our local cancer charity. We are working with Cancer Uinited as our charity of the year, a cause close to our hearts which has affected several of our members over the past twelve months.

Registration is at 6.10am with the first wave of the Frosty setting off at 7.00am.  The swim is in a 25m Pool and we have experienced lane counters to count your lengths. The run is well marshalled and takes in a circuit around the local boating lake before heading along the seafront promenade. The course is flat and, if your training has gone well and the weather is kind, fast. Individual and team winners are usually announced and presented with their prizes at around 10.30am.

All competitors receive a memento. There are a range of individual prizes for both the Frosty and the Frostbite. The longer event, the Frosty, also has a team event. The full list of prizes are as follows:

Frostbite             (Minimum age for Frostbite competitors is 15)

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd female
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd male
  • 1st female junior (up to 17)
  • 1st and female (up to 17)

Frosty individual prize               (Minimum age for Frosty competitors is 17 )

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd female
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd male
  • 1st female vet (over 40)
  • 1st male met (over 40)
  • 1st female supervet (over 50)
  • 1st male supervet (over 50)

Frosty team prize (1st prize only)

  • Teams comprise four nominated members which must be mixed sex (at least one female and one male in each team). Each competitor enters and races individually and the four individual result are combined to produce an overall time.



Frosty Aquathlon Mar 2022

  • 06/03/2022, 07:00

    The Frosty

    £30.00 - £35.00
  • 06/03/2022, 07:30

    The Frostbite

    £30.00 - £35.00